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Elephantiasis picture needed!

Richard Speare Richard.Speare at jcu.edu.au
Fri Nov 29 19:02:00 EST 1996

Dear bOaZ

On Fri, 29 Nov 1996, bOaZ wrote:

> Hi!
> Does anyone out there have the picture of the "elephant man" who's David
> Lynch's movie was based upon, John Merrick? Please email it to me, I
> need it for an essay I'm preparing.
> Thank you,
> bOaZ.

The "elephant man" was suffering from neurofibromatosis, a genetic
disorder, not from elephantiasis, a disease due to filarial nematodes in
the lymphatics. "Parasite" is the wrong list.


Rick Speare

Department of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
James Cook University

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email:	Richard.Speare at jcu.edu.au

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